Type 2861
(formerly typ/963)

Ὀρθὰς φύλαττε τοῦ νοός σου τὰς τρίβους
καὶ κοιλίαν δάμαζε καὶ γλῶσσαν πλέον
καὶ τὴν στενὴν δίωκε τοῦ βίου πύλην
καὶ φεῦγε κόσμον καὶ νέος γενοῦ γέρων.
Title(s) Φίλε ὅστις εἶ·
Text source K. Bentein, K. Demoen 2012, The Reader in Eleventh-Century Book Epigrams, in F. Bernard, K. Demoen (eds.), Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium, Farnham/Burlington, 69-88: 74-75
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s)
Translation(s) 'Dear friend, whoever you are:
Keep the paths of your mind straight,
subdue your belly, and your tongue even more.
Seek after the narrow gate of life (Mt 7: 13-14),
flee from the world and become a new man'.
Language: English
K. Bentein, K. Demoen 2012, The Reader in Eleventh-Century Book Epigrams, in F. Bernard, K. Demoen (eds.), Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium, Farnham/Burlington, 69-88: 75
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 545: "Versus paraenetici"
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Last modified: 2020-10-19.